Langley Meadows Elementary is inviting the community to an art show today.
From 2:30-6:30 p.m. people can stop by the school at 2244 Willoughby Way to view the Aboriginal Art Show May 31.
Students have created works for the show and the classes were toured through during the school day with the public portion after school.
The Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone Festival awards have been announced and the host Langley Players Drama Club was honoured.
Jim Garnett won for best sound design while Michelle Chattaway's original score for The Stillborn Lover won best original score. Actors Mike Busswood and Mary Renvall received honourable mentions for their roles in the Timothy Findley production.
Langley Players president Angela Bell was in the Emerald Pig production of A Particular Class of Women which won several awards.
Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone 2012 Awards
Outstanding production: Emerald Pig Theatrical Society, A Particular Class of Women
Outstanding director: Emerald Pig Theatrical Society A Particular Class of Women John Stuart, (assistant director Simon Challenger)
Outstanding actress: Surrey Little Theatre, Mending Fences, Robyn Bradley
Outstanding actor: Surrey Little Theatre, Mending Fences, Paul Cowhig
Outstanding supporting actress: Stage 43, Mauritius, Chris Cope
Outstanding supporting actor: Stage 43, Mauritius, Taylor Stutchbury
Outstanding ensemble: Emerald Pig Theatrical Society, A Particular Class of Women
Outstanding lighting design: Theatrix Youtheatre Society, Next to Normal, Krista Pavane
Outstanding sound design: Langley Players Drama Club, The Stillborn Lover, Jim Garnett, Michelle Chattaway - composer
Outstanding set design: Surrey Little Theatre, Mending Fences, Marko Hohlbein
Outstanding set decorating/properties: Surrey Little Theatre, Mending Fences, set decoration Dixie Lee Van Oord; props Marjorie Van Roon, Nicole Burt and Kate Bergen
Outstanding graphic design: Theatrix Youtheatre Society, Next to Normal, Dmitri Antos
Outstanding costume design: Emerald Pig Theatrical Society, A Particular Class of Women, Charlene Rowley
Outstanding backstage cooperation: Theatrix Youtheatre Society, Next to Normal
Certificate for best newcomer: Theatrix Youtheatre Society, Next to Normal, Frankie Cena as Gabriel Goodman
Certificate for best original music composition: Langley Players Drama Club, The Stillborn Lover, Michelle Chattaway
Certificate for best musical ensemble: Theatrix Youtheatre Society, Next to Normal
Langley Players Drama Club, The Stillborn Lover, Mike Busswood and Mary Renvall (actors)
Stage 43, Mauritius, Nigel Vonas (actor) and Cindy Good (costumes)
FVZ Recognition Award: Stage 43, Cathie Young, for excellence in community theatre
But no resting on their laurels.
Langley Players Drama Club is holding auditions for the fall production of Christmas Belles, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.
There are roles for seven women and four men.
Auditions are set for Sunday, June 17, 2-5 p.m., and Monday, June 18, 7-10 p.m. at the Langley Playhouse, 4307 200 St.
The play will run Oct. 18 to Nov. 17 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees). There is a possible holdover to Dec. 1.
Brush up on a Texas accent and check out the website langleyplayers.com for complete requirements.
Here's some of the details.
Actors MUST be available for ALL of these dates, plus rehearsal dates, in order to audition.
This is a non-equity, community theatre production. Committed actors who would make the show their top priority will be given consideration over actors with overloaded schedules who are unable to commit to the calendar as provided.
All cast/crew must become members of Langley Players Drama Club at or before the first rehearsal. ($15 individual membership / $20 family)
Casting Requirements - 7 women, 4 men
Miss Geneva Musgrave - 60s, Female
Crusty proprietor of the only flower shop in town
*some singing required - Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Honey Raye Futrelle - 45-50, Female
Sexy, vivacious go-getter - oldest sister (of the 3)
*some singing required - Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Gina Jo (GJ) Dubberly - 20s, Female
Guileless and enthusiastic - Frankie & Dub's daughter
Twink Futrelle - 40-45, Female
Spirited and tough - middle sister (of the 3)
Frankie Futrelle Dubberly - 35-40, Female
Friendly, pleasant, level headed, enormously pregnant - youngest sister (of the 3)
Rhonda Lynn Lampley - 47-52, Female
Eager to please, often too eager - is a couple of years older than Honey Raye
*some singing required - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Patsy Price - 50s, Female
Local society matron, looks down on the Futrelle family
*some singing required - Up On The Housetop
John Curtis Buntner - mid to late 40's, Male
Deputy sheriff, pleasant, matter of fact - very small town
Dub Dubberly - 40s, Male
Frankie's husband & the mall Santa Claus, passes kidney stones on Christmas Eve
Justin Waverly - 20s, Male
Interim pastor at the Tabernacle of the Lamb, in love with Gina Jo
Raynerd Chisum - any age, Male
Mentally challenged, loves Christmas
*some singing required - end of Silent Night
Texas accent required for all characters - preference will be given to actors who demonstrate dedication to our craft by coming prepared with an accent.
Please note some characters have a very small amount of singing to do (noted in character descriptions), all Christmas carols, and mostly just the ends of songs_we're not looking for Celine Dion, but the ability to carry a tune in a bucket is an asset.
Casting will, in part, be dependent upon appearance (believable family resemblance).
Notes: Please bring a r‚sum‚ and headshot. Rehearsals will be 3 times per week, a rehearsal calendar will be provided at the auditions. Please bring with you a list of dates you are NOT available. Auditions will consist of sides from the script, as selected by the directors. Open auditions - no appointment required. Rehearsals will begin in August 2012.
Two concerts coming
Penny Johnson sent word of some upcoming concerts that involve community music and musicians.
The first show, Homeward Bound, is by the Opus One Women's Chorus.
"We are a new choir that just started up in September 2011," she explained.
Opus is performing on Sunday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave.
Their performance features a wide variety of choral music from around the world, including the Beatles classic, Here Comes the Sun, folk songs and more.
Her other band is the Langley Concert Band which is hosting a concert called Spring Medley.
"We are an adult community concert band," she explained.
The public can check them out on Monday, June 11, starting at 7:30 p.m. but this time at the Brookswood Secondary School Theatre, 20902 37A Ave. The music will include the likes of Dixieland, ABBA, and the Beatles.
Tickets for both are $15 for adults and $10 for those 18 and younger. The family rate is $40 and BSC members pay $10.
A couple hours of fun and laughter raised more than $2,000 for the Brookswood Senior Activity Centre May 5.
Terrence Morrissey emceed the evening that featured Susie Francis and The Versatiles.
Hardworking volunteers organized the event. The first half of the show had a Hawaiian theme with such songs as Tiny Bubbles, Sweet Leilani and more. A song by Gordon Taylor held the audience spellbound while some 15 skits had audiences laughing.
The second half featured a country western theme. Susie Francis and Her Versatiles which is made up of seniors ranging in age from 60 to 90 gave the audience comedy that they had never dreamed possible.
The group is available to perform at fundraisers. For information, contact Terrence at 604-534-4575 or Susie at 604-613-3116.